Easy Questions  
Free Legal Documents

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Support in Adirondack, NY

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Support in Adirondack, NY


Everyone has to pay their child support, and no matter if you're a Hollywood actor or anyone else, it's always a little bit more than you want to pay.
 
- Ethan Hawke


Child support (or child maintenance) is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent for the upbringing and care of a child following the end of a marriage or other relationship. Child maintenance is paid directly to the custodial parent (not the child) for the care and support of the children of a relationship that has been terminated.

A parent has the same duty to pay child support irrespective of gender, so a mother is required to pay child support to a father just as a father must pay a mother. Where there is joint custody, the child is considered to have two custodial parents and no non-custodial parents. In this case, a custodial parent with a higher income and/or with less of the expenses of raising and supporting the child may be required to pay the other custodial parent. Either the State courts or a mutually negotiated settlement can determine the amount of the child support obligation.

Child support is often arranged as part of a divorce, marital separation, dissolution of marriage, annulment, determination of parentage or dissolution of a civil union and may supplement alimony (spousal support) arrangements.

FAQs on Child Support

Do fathers have the same right to child support as mothers?

Yes, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. If you are a father with custody, you have the right to ask for child support from the mother. Each parent has a duty to support his or her children, and that duty doesn't discriminate between genders.

How long must a non-custodial parent pay child support?

Generally, a parent is responsible to support their children until they reach adulthood. More specifically, they must support a child until:

• the child reaches the age of 18 (and sometimes longer in special circumstances)

• the child is on active military duty

• the parent's rights and responsibilities have been terminated (e.g. when a child is adopted is adopted by someone else)


Do I have to pay child support if my ex doesn't allow me to see my kids?

Yes. Child support and custody / visitation are two separate issues. Every parent has an obligation to support his or her children. If your ex is interfering with your visitation or custodial rights, you may go back to court to have your rights enforced, but you should not miss any child support payments.


Is a father who never married the mother still required to pay child support?

If you are determined to be a child's parent, you are responsible for supporting the child, regardless of your relationship to the mother. It is your parental relationship to the child that matters. Many unmarried fathers acknowledge paternity by signing a voluntary declaration of paternity at the time of the child's birth or soon thereafter; some are determined to be parents after a paternity suit is filed and genetic testing establishes parentage. You will also be responsible for supporting the child if you have adopted the child.

Is a step-parent obligated to financially support his or her stepchildren?

No, a step-parent is not obligated to support step-children unless the step-parent legally adopts the children.

 
Edit, Download, & Print a Free
New York Last Will
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
 
Edit, Download, & Print a Free
New York Living Will
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
 
Edit, Download, & Print a Free
New York Power of Attorney
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Related Legal Services near Adirondack, NY
Adler Michael
4060 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10308
(347) 382-9764
Bankruptcy Services,  Attorneys,  Bankruptcy Law Attorneys,  Real Estate Attorneys,  Legal Service P
Samantha French Noda, LLC
P.O. Box 1027
New York, NY 10008
(917) 364-9340
General Practice Attorneys, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Mc Kinnis Law Offices
12 Locust Ln
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 793-9215
Insurance Attorneys, Attorneys, Business Law Attorneys
Spiegel Brown Fichera & Cote
1203 North Ave
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 896-8840
Criminal Law Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Legal Service Plans,  Personal Injury Law Attorneys
Palumbo Karen C
1203 North Ave
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 831-8300
Attorneys,  Family Law Attorneys,  General Practice Attorneys,  Adoption Law Attorneys,  Legal Servi
Detommasi Anthony J MD
17 Woodlawn Ave
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 438-8030
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Colin Law Office
19 Greystone Cir
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 771-7711
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
De La Fleur Brian
1334 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 374-7700
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Brockbank Michael T
1494 Wendell Ave
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 374-6815
Estate Planning Attorneys, Attorneys, Elder Law Attorneys, Real Estate Attorneys, Legal Service Plan
Nobile Magarian & Di Salvo
111 Kraft Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 337-6300
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Newstad William ESQ
3884 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10308
(718) 317-6207
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Counsel Press
295 S Main Ave # 795
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 458-6044
Paralegals,  Publishers-Periodical,  Arbitration Services,  Financial Services,  Arbitration & Media
Johnson Timothy R
144 Main St
Morris, NY 13808
(607) 263-5741
Attorneys, Elder Law Attorneys, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Alishahi Amir
3925 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10308
(718) 984-5555
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Dimassimo James D
263 Plymouth Ave S
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 546-5510
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Steinbrenner Law Offices, LLC
104 Troup St
Rochester, NY 14608
(877) 350-5455
Commercial Law Attorneys, Antitrust Law Attorneys, Business Law Attorneys, Small Business Attorneys
Penzetta Dominick
33 Henry St
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 831-5291
Attorneys, Business Law Attorneys, Real Estate Attorneys, Legal Service Plans, Estate Planning Attor
Timothy G Griffin At Law
77 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 771-5252
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Morris James
70 Millard Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 793-5060
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Bridgham Ruth
524 Madison Ave # 1
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 434-4926
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
De Maria Joseph G
301 Exchange Blvd # 204
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 232-4910
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Rebecca Bauscher
668 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 426-4786
Attorneys,  Child Custody Attorneys,  Divorce Assistance,  Family Law Attorneys,  Divorce Attorneys
Mclaughlin Kevin
75 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 779-4613
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Bmh Paralegal Svc Inc
438 Doane Ave
Staten Island, NY 10308
(718) 967-4592
Paralegals
12Law.com   |  NASHVILLE, TN USA   |  CONTACT US